- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : JX Completion
German-British psychiatrist and eminent Jungian analyst. Born in Berlin of German-Jewish descent, he earned his doctorate at the University of Freiburg in 1927. In 1932 he went to Zurich to study and train under Jung, while working at the Burghölzli psychiatric hospital. The two men maintained a close association until Jung's death in 1961.
He was a major figure in the world of Analytical psychology, known for his translation from the German and editorial work on The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, a translation into English of the works of Carl Gustav Jung. He also edited C.G. Jung Letters, along with Aniela Jaffe.
Fleeing Nazi persecution, he established a psychoanalytic practice in London in 1936. He wrote and lectured internationally in German and English, and authored Studies in Analytical Psychology (1948), The Living Symbol (1961), and Dynamics of the Self (1979), all of which have become important books in their field. He co-founded the Society of Analytical Psychology in 1942, and was a founder of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA), London, in 1977.
Adler was a founding member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and served as its president for two consecutive terms (1971-1977). His wife Hella, also a Jungian analyst, was his partner in many endeavors.